Comparison of Robotic and Laparoscopic Colectomies Using the 2019 ACS NSQIP Database
Robot-assisted laparoscopic surgeries (RLSs) have become increasingly common in the past decade alongside  conventional laparoscopic surgeries (CLSs).
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Format
  • Journal
Credits
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Epidemiology and Characteristics of North American Crotalid Bites Reported to the National Poison Data System 2006–2020
North American pit viper, or crotalid bites, remain a low incidence and potentially high-consequence medical event.
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Format
  • Journal
Credits
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
An Exploratory Study of a Fourth-Year Narrative Medicine Elective: Promoting Strategies for Personal Well-Being and Improved Patient Care
Narrative medicine promotes the effective practice of medicine by requiring clinicians to listen to, reflect on, and manage not only the physiology of disease but also patient stories.
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Format
  • Journal
Credits
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Religion/Spirituality Curriculum in US Osteopathic Medical Schools: A Survey
Education on aspects of religion/spirituality is a required component of medical education.  Osteopathic medical schools place an emphasis on the body, soul, and mind; however, it appears that the number of schools with an established curriculum of religion/spiritual
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Format
  • Journal
Credits
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
The Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic
Widespread outbreaks of novel (new) coronavirus infection have occurred in each of the past two decades, and the current outbreak poses the third threat of a severe novel coronavirus epidemic on a global scale.
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Format
  • Self-study / Enduring
Credits
  • 2.00 MOC
  • 2.00 Approved Continuing Education (ACE)
  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 2.00 ANCC
  • 2.00 Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)
Promoting the Health of Gender and Sexual Minorities
The gender and sexual minority (GSM) population is a diverse group that can be defined as a subculture. It includes homosexual men, lesbian women, bisexual persons, transgender individuals, and those questioning their sexual identity, among others.
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Format
  • Self-study / Enduring
Credits
  • 5.00 Approved Continuing Education (ACE)
  • 5.00 Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)
Rural Health, Mental Health, and Social Work
Although there are benefits and necessities to living in rural areas, many living in these areas experience significant health and mental health disparities and challenges in accessing services.
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Format
  • Self-study / Enduring
Credits
  • 5.00 Approved Continuing Education (ACE)
  • 5.00 Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)
Counseling Patients at the End of Life
End-of-life decisions can be complex and challenging. Health and mental health professionals can help with their expertise, whether it is for the person facing death, their family, surrogate decision makers, or caregiver.
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Format
  • Self-study / Enduring
Credits
  • 5.00 Approved Continuing Education (ACE)
  • 5.00 Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)
Setting Ethical Limits: For Caring and Competent Professionals
Without proper self-care, boundaries, and awareness (transference), therapists become vulnerable to burnout and vicarious traumatization. This can result in a risk of therapeutic effectiveness, loss of trust with clients, and possible ethical crossings or violations.
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Format
  • Self-study / Enduring
Credits
  • 6.00 Approved Continuing Education (ACE)
  • 6.00 Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)
Ethics for Social Work
Ethical issues do not exist within a vacuum; rather, they emerge, evolve, and adapt within the sociocultural context of a particular society. In past decades, the field of professional ethics has received increased attention.
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Format
  • Self-study / Enduring
Credits
  • 6.00 Approved Continuing Education (ACE)
  • 6.00 Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)

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